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City Lights: Leave the Door Open at the DC Independent Film Festival

Leave the Door Open, a documentary in the 21st DC Independent Film Festival, addresses a fascinating piece of D.C. history that stretched from 1935 to 1944. In those years, Nesuhi and Ahmet Ertegun, two young sons of the Turkish ambassador, who were in love with jazz music, regularly began attending the Howard Theatre for live performances by Duke Ellington and others. At that time, public transportation, housing, and restaurants in most of the city were segregated and discriminated against Black people openly […]